The Hertie Centre for International Security is pleased to announce its fourth edition of the virtual discussion series #StayIn #ThinkOut which will focus on "COVID-19 and the Asia Pacific"
Yuhki Tajima, Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will open up the session by giving a general overview of the situation on South East Asia, followed by Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, who will take a closer look at how New Zealand has responded to COVID-19, given that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been applauded worldwide for her effective response to COVID-19. Daniela Stockmann, Professor of Digital Governance at the Hertie School, will then talk about China and how the pandemic may influence its rise in comparison to the US. The event will be chaired by Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Security.
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Yuhki Tajima is Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a core faculty member of the Asian Studies Program. His research examines communal violence, insurgencies, post-war societies, criminal gangs, and the political economy of development using extensive fieldwork and quantitative methods. He was previously Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of California, Riverside and an Order, Conflict, and Violence Fellow at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International Affairs. He holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Swarthmore College.
Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her core areas of expertise are: international organizations, transnational advocacy, climate adaptation, and global refugee governance. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She previously worked as a Lecturer at the Hertie School, and as a policy officer at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is a co-founder of an independent think tank, New Zealand Alternative, and frequently writes on New Zealand foreign policy.
Daniela Stockmann is Professor of Digital Governance at the Hertie School. Her current research focuses on the impact of digitalisation and its challenges for policymakers and citizens. Her most recent research project, funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council, explores the impact of the technological design of social media platforms on user behaviour regarding politics. She holds degrees from the University of Rochester, the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007). Before joining the Hertie School faculty, she was Associate Professor of Political Science at Leiden University.
Marina Henke is Professor of International Relations at the Hertie School and Director of the Centre for International Security. She researches and publishes on military interventions, peacekeeping, and European security and defense policy. Before joining the Hertie School, she was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, specializing in international relations and at Princeton University where she was a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Henke holds a PhD in Politics and Public Policy from Princeton University, a Double-MS in Development Studies and International Political Economy from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
About "#StayIn #ThinkOut: International Security in Times of Covid-19"
This interactive series will give participants the opportunity to discuss with leading researchers, policy-makers, and civil society representatives critical questions related to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international security issues.